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Grateful Dead Live at Paramount Theatre on 1972-07-26

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Grateful Dead Live at Paramount Theatre on 1972-07-26

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Set 1 Cold Rain & Snow, Black Throated Wind, Mississippi Half Step, Mexicali Blues, Sugaree, El Paso, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Playin' In The Band, Casey Jones
Set 2 Promised Land, He's Gone, Me & My Uncle, You Win Again, Greatest Story Ever Told, Ramble On Rose, Dark Star-> Comes A Time, Sugar Magnolia, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Stella Blue, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away, E: One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Paramount Theatre
Location Portland, Oregon

Source Soundboard
Lineage MR > PCM > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
Transferred by Seth Kaplan and Popi


He's Gone missing from original md5 was patched with
unknown(probably reextraction of Clugston seed) d2 md5 edited accordingly


Reviewer: Deadheadable - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2010
Subject: Yea
I had just graduated from HS and drove up in my Spitfire with my neighbor Bill to catch this show. Mellow and that is the way I have always loved the Dead. Triping in the sun..........Grarcia later!
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2010
Subject: 7-26-72
Nice show. Very good recording considering that it is almost thirty eight years old. Part of Casey Jones is missing.
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2007
Subject: 35 years of the PIG
"Turn me up" -- says Bobby
"you're loud - you're loud" -- says the Jer

And so it begins

Vocals are supreme
Keys delight

lots of kiss...granted
not the best set or passion...but 35 years ago??
come on

Reviewer: Lonesome Traveler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2006
Subject: Watch the harmonies
Good sounding show, although the harmonies (admittedly never the band's strong suit), particularly on "across the rio gran-dee-o" are almost unbearable. Worth nabbing from the server, though.
Reviewer: USBlues1977 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2006
Subject: Stage banter....
The first set is a "typical" line up for this time, but still sounds great opening with three gems. Second set proves to be quite a good listen but what made my day was Comes a Time, love that tune. Overall a very relaxed show, the banter is funny. Only thing lacking is the overall sound quality....good show to listen to while taking it easy. But after careful consideration, I dig it.... beter than most.
Reviewer: RamblingRose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2006
Subject: Dark Star -> Comes a Time
This is so beautiful. I mean Jerry sounds sooooooooooooo incredible. Five stars for Dark Star -> Comes a Time.
Reviewer: Geoffsky - favoritefavorite - March 20, 2006
Subject: Not This One
First bad review I've ever written on a dead show. I usually don't take the time but a lot of this sounds like a poor Grateful Dead cover band.

I don't know if this is a result of so many good shows taken out of the archive or what but even the Dark Star - Comes a time don't save it. Not when there is so much good listening on this site. Move on and find a good one to listen to.
Reviewer: theish - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 5, 2006
Subject: Its great!
I'm only 26, and have been a head for about 5 years now, I'm not sure what other people think but man am i grateful for this music and Archive putting it on. The sound is awesome to me. I love the hesitation's in quality, makes it even that more original. Nothing beats listening to this on a great sunny day in the mountains.

Your friend in Colorado.
Reviewer: familiarfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2005
Subject: hold it
The music great. Sound quality a ... 4.22
Anyway, one may assume you knew the member who was lastly married on Valentine's.
Reviewer: A Dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2005
Subject: The better version
According to the comments at, this version is made from a better sounding source than the other version available at Archive.
Reviewer: iriedancer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2005
Subject: Great Show!
Awesome sound quality. Very nice China Cat > Rider. He's Gone is very sweet. Great laid back show!
Reviewer: gemsing777 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2005
Subject: Stage Banter is fun, music and sound quality funner.
I woke up early today...Right around 8am...I wanted a mellow show to listen to that would gently wake me up. Not a spring 90...too rockin...not a 77, too sleepy...Not a 82, to Persianed...So I click on mid 72 and come right to this...Living in Oregon, I hit stream....It has been a very relaxed, positive, and healthy morning. Jerry's voice is like slices of velvet moonbeam spiraling up through the break of dawn.
Reviewer: njordan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2004
Subject: Not a drum solo
There is a distinct Bird Song reference about a minute before the verse in Dark Star.

Very beautiful playing, and excellent sound quality.
Reviewer: Bob the listener - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2004
Subject: approval of show
ingested psilocybin,
put on headphones, started at dark star:
sat outside in the windy night air, viewed the inside of my head,
then i learned what life is all about listening to a song called "Comes a Time." learning to learn is what i learned to do that evening.
"comes a time, when the blind man, takes your hand, says 'dont you see?' you gotta make it somehow." "cause youre afraid to fall, but the day may come, when you can't feel at all"
theres something truly special in this music.
"music for the body!" - allmans, atlanta pop festival.
5 million billion kajillion stars for this one.
Reviewer: magicgravy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2004
Subject: aint gonna be treated this ol' way
i'm sitting at my desk right now, truly amazed by where technology has brought us in the past 10 years. i'm speaking of digital music and dissemination of music over a lossless, infinite lineage. now that most every dead show is available on, i can sit and recall my favorite old cassette shows, you know, the 8th gen audience from 1973, or the high quality shows i've lost nonetheless. then i got thinking about this show from june, 72. paramount, portland. rain and snow opener that was my soundtrack as i drove across country to california in an effort to catch garcia's memorial.
so i found the show. and i'm streaming it now. haven't heard it in about 8 years. the man's been gone too long i guess.
so as i well up inside over this beautiful music, i think back to how i went about getting my first tapes, what it took, the inconsistent and inefficient manner of exchange, the lineage, the hierarchy, the sport. now, all i need to do is recall a show, do a bit of research, or even randomly stumble, and i have instant access to the best versions known to man. consider this as such an exponential growth of human awareness and understanding. if not that, at least a kick ass way to get every dark star recorded.
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Source: SBD-> two-track MR-> DAT-> Sonic Solutions-> CDR-> EAC-> Sound Forge Edit (analog pop removal using pencil tool)-> Sound Forge Pitch Shift (antialias filter followed by pitch shift of +19 cents)